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Jammers can be used to interrupt cell phone conversations, but they come with a serious risk. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Breaking The Rules To ‘Jam’ Annoying Cell Phone Conversations

If you have ever wished that you could flip a switch and put an end to another person’s annoying phone calls, you can, but there may be a hefty price to pay.

11/03/2014

The Station in Bernardsville, New Jersey is one of the restaurants that offers rewards for people who refrain from use their smartphones at the table. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Restaurants Offer Incentives For Diners To Drop Their Devices

Imagine making money simply for having good manners. In some restaurants, diners are being offered incentives for their good table manners.

09/26/2014

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9 Accused In Drug Smuggling Ring At Essex County Correctional Facility

FBI agents rounded up nine suspects who allegedly ran a contraband marketplace, smuggling drugs and cellphones into a federal pretrial detention facility at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.

05/28/2014

Possible suspects in a Columbia University robbery were caught on surveillance cameras on Monday. (Credit CBS 2)

Suspects Made Off With Cash, Cell Phone In Violent Robbery Near Columbia

Surveillance cameras captured two possible suspects entering the building at West 111th Street near Broadway on Monday night.

10/30/2013

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Study: Parents Should Limit Children’s Use Of Social Media, Smartphones

A leading group of pediatricians says parents need to know that unrestricted use of smartphones and social media could have serious consequences for their kids.

10/28/2013

Cell phone charging station in the East Village following superstorm Sandy - Nov. 1, 2012 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts’ Warning: Hackers Can Get Into Your Smartphone Through Chargers

When your smartphone battery is on its last legs, a public cell phone charging station can be like spotting an oasis.

08/13/2013

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Survey Finds Internet Makes People Rude; New Yorkers Agree

A recent national survey called rudeness a “national crisis,” with 70 percent of respondents blaming technology for the spike in disrespect.

08/01/2013

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Schumer: Cheap Cellphone Batteries Can Lead To Explosions

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned Sunday that poorly made cellphone batteries can lead to phones overheating and exploding.

06/23/2013

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Seen At 11: More And More Americans Opting For Cellphone Insurance

These days, everyone has a cell phone — but what happens when it’s lost, or worse, stolen? Insurance is an option, but you must read the fine print.

06/05/2013

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Conn. Lawmakers Want Your Insurance Co. To Know When You Drive Distracted

Frustrated by drivers who ignore Connecticut’s ban on talking and texting on hand-held cellphones, some state legislators want insurance companies to know when their customers break the law.

05/06/2013

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Boy, 14, Arrested On Lower East Side After Allegedly Biting Teacher

A 14-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday for allegedly biting a teacher who did not give his phone back as quickly as he wanted.

04/30/2013

An anti-distracted driving bumper sticker (file / credit: Tom Keck/Getty Images)

Drivers In New Jersey Could Face Steep Fines As Sting Operation Targets Distracted Driving

A new undercover, sting operation has police looking for drivers who talk and text behind the wheel.

04/22/2013

Federal Communications Commission hearing on communications failures from superstorm Sandy - U.S. Customs House in Lower Manhattan - Feb. 5, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

FCC Holds Hearings On Sandy Communication Failures

In addition to the physical devastation of superstorm Sandy, communications were disabled for many and the Federal Communications Commission is now holding hearings to try and prevent those failures in the future.

02/05/2013

Cell Phone Driver (file / credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Increased Penalties For Cell Phone Use While Driving

The proposed bill would double the fines for talking on cell phones without hands-free devices, texting and other cell phone use while driving.

02/02/2013

Subway Phone Thief

Police Seek Thief Who Stole Phones, iPads From Women On Subway

Police were searching Wednesday for a suspect who stole cell smart phones and iPads from subway passengers in Brooklyn and Queens between mid-November and last week.

12/19/2012

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